Supply Dearth Keep iPad 2 from Using AMOLED Screens

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In a report broken by DigiTimes, the next-generation iPad from Apple Inc. is said to not incorporate AMOLED screens because there are already shortages of the screens in the market.


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“Panel makers have noted that a major reason for Apple to overlook AMOLED for iPads is insufficient supplies,” the DigiTimes report read.

Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode (AMOLED) screens offer the advantage of faster refresh rates coupled with less power demands.

AMOLED displays are also touted to have better contrast and viewing angles than conventional TFT screens owing to the fact that the panel itself emits light and does not need other light sources to illuminate the screen.

The supply for the said screens using the technology will not be able to keep up with the projected demand of iPads that Apple wants to be manufactured for the release of the iPad 2 next year, DigiTimes reported.

Citing the Digitimes report, various other news outlets said that Apple did, however, in fact try to integrate the technology into the next version of the iPad.

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